Blackland scientists are developing new technologies and management strategies to improve water, soil, and other natural resources on agricultural, urban, and military lands in central Texas and around the world. The EPIC (Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator, APEX (Agricultural Policy Environment Extender), SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool), and PHYGROW (for a forage production-run-off) models are deployed world-wide as people seek to: increase agriculture production and water supply; improve the environment and the economic well-being of people; and increase the sustainability of land.
M.S., Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University
Jason has interests in water resources monitoring; project planning; GIS & remote sensing mapping/analysis; and applications in natural stream design. He has specialized training in: proposal and project development, quality assurance planning, and project coordination; Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping, and analysis; digital terrain modeling, remote sensing/satellite image processing, and air photo interpretation; field data collection – GPS field data collection and post-processing, hydro-acoustic data collection, asset mapping, plot design, boundary delineation; soils, vegetation, and storm water sampling; data quality control, data entry / analysis, and interpretation of field and analytical data; and the application of bio-remedial techniques in stream restoration & natural stream design. He has experience in the restoration and conservation of Fort Hood Training Lands – storm water quality monitoring and analysis of range vegetation response to compost application and related activities; hydro-acoustic monitoring/modeling – pond and reservoir monitoring for bathymetry and profiling of sediment deposition ~ PL-566 retention basins and local reservoirs; development and administration of the Central Texas Stream Team; and the development and implementation of a Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan.